One Night in Turin

One Night in Turin

Based on Pete Davies's book, One Night in Turin tells the amazing inside story of England's Italia 1990. 2.4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
One Night in Turin

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Documentary
Director James Erskine
Cast Elliot Francis
Studio Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Release Date May 2010
Running Time 90 mins
 

Based on Pete Davies's book, One Night in Turin tells the amazing inside story of England's Italia 1990.

Reviews

The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

What would have improved this film, interesting and enjoyable though it is, would have been talking-head interviews with the leading figures now, to give some historical depth and perspective.

06/05/2010

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

Timely

09/05/2010

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Time Out

David Jenkins

It’s a familiar tale, but only the hardest of hearts would dismiss its storytelling gusto and clever use of archive footage. Still, it is marred by a jingoistic undertow, encapsulated by Gary Oldman’s orgasmic narration where every utterance of the word ‘football’ or ‘England’ is coupled with a teary-eyed climax.

13/05/2010

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

Like many an England performance, it’s the work of a team making the best of limited resources. Not only are there no interviews, but the footage of the game — and of all the other matches covered in the build-up — is patchy.

09/05/2010

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Empire Magazine

Phil De Semlyen

Nostalgic viewing for fans that offers up too little by way of fresh insights.

10/05/2010

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The Observer

Philip French

The film is strictly for nostalgists and students of visual and verbal clichés.

09/05/2010

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The Times

Wendy Ide

All documentaries tend to nudge reality towards a slightly heightened sense of drama but this is like taking a shameless dive in the penalty area: a little undignified.

07/05/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

The director James Erskine catches something of the mood ("Nessun Dorma" is in there too), but offers nothing in the way of perspective or second thoughts.

07/05/2010

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